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New gTLD Program. Moscow, 31 May 2011 RU-CENTER. Tim Cole Chief Registrar Liaison ICANN. Agenda. Overview about domain names, gTLD timeline and the New gTLD Program Why is ICANN doing this; potential impact of this initiative to businesses, governments, Internet communities and users

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New gtld program

New gTLD Program

Moscow, 31 May 2011

RU-CENTER

Tim Cole

Chief Registrar Liaison

ICANN


Agenda

Agenda

  • Overview about domain names, gTLD timeline and the New gTLD Program

  • Why is ICANN doing this; potential impact of this initiative to businesses, governments, Internet communities and users

  • Program - who, when, what, how, how much

  • Where to get more information

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Internet an evolving ecosystem

Internet - An Evolving Ecosystem

What’s next?

2000+

Social Media, Apps, Mobile Internet and more

VoIP/TV

Blogs

Social Networking

1990+

Music/Images/Video

Search Engines

Wireless Connectivity

1991

World Wide Web

1972

E-mail

1969

Arpanet


New gtld program

ROOT

.mil

.dm

.org

.jp

.be

.va

.ws

.gov

.com

.asia

.jobs

gTLD

ccTLD

.cn

.eg

.tr

.int

.sg

.nl

.edu

.info

.net

.hr

.cl

.name

.tv

.py

.museum

.mx

.jm

.cv

.mobi

.pro

.post

.pt

.travel

.biz

.kr

.is

.au

.cc

.arpa

.br

.tel

.aero

.mo

.eu

.nz

.ru

.cat

.coop

New gTLD Program

Fast Track Program

New gTLDs

IDN ccTLDs

.acronym

مصر

.city

.சிங்கப்பூர்

.generic

.brand

. ไทย

.امارات

.gIDNs

.香港

.community

.region

.рф

السعودية

.


What is the new gtld program

What is the New gTLD Program?

  • An initiative that will enable the introduction of unlimited generic top-level domain names or extensions (both ASCII and IDN) into the domain name space

  • Managed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

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Gtld timeline

gTLD Timeline

Predating ICANN

(before 1998)

2004 Round

.com .edu

.gov .int .mil .net

.org .arpa

.aero .biz .coop

.info .museum

.name .pro

.asia .cat

.jobs .mobi .tel

.travel .post

2000 Round

New gTLD Program

Policy development

Dec 2005 to Sep 2007

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New gtld program

  • Public Participation and the Draft Applicant Guidebook

  • November 2008 (version 1)

  • May 2009 (excerpts)

  • March 2009 (version 2)

  • October 2009 (version 3)

  • February 10 (excerpts)

  • May 2010 (version 4)

  • November 2010 (Proposed Final version)

  • April 2011 (Discussion Draft)

Program Launch

Board Approval of

Final Guidebook

On-going status reporting on ICANN’s website

ICANN Board

Policy approval

Jun 2008

Publication

Final Applicant Guidebook

Communications Campaign

With launch dates + application details

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Why expand the top level

Why Expand the Top-Level?

  • Remove existing limitations to ASCII gTLDs which donot reflect growing Internet reality and needs

  • Create platform to innovation in the industry and Internet

  • Open doors to increase choice and competition in the market place

8


Potential impact businesses

Potential Impact - Businesses

  • Opportunity for investment

  • More choice and competition

  • Platform for innovation; new business model opportunities

  • Brand management and online marketing practices

  • Impact to industry sectors; security; control; user behavior

    • Upgrade systems/applications to accept new TLDs

9


Potential impact governments communities

Potential Impact -Governments & Communities

  • Increase of online cultural, linguistic, geographic communities

  • More globally and culturally inclusive internet with IDNs

  • Local ccTLDs

  • Geographic names

10


Potential impact internet users

Potential Impact – Internet Users

  • More choice; innovation; competition

  • Online cultural, linguistic, geographic communities

  • New ways to find information, products and services

11


Who can apply

Who Can Apply?

Entities from anywhere in the world that meet the pre-defined criteria and requirements as outlined in the Applicant Guidebook

ATTENTION!

  • Not for individuals

  • This is a business commitment to become a REGISTRY!

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How much

How Much?

Evaluation fee - US$ 185,000

  • Paid to ICANN

  • US$5,000 of which is due upon TAS registration

  • Refunds apply in certain cases

  • Other fees may apply – might not bepaid to ICANN

    On-going Registry Fees

  • US$ 25,000 annual Registry fee

  • Transaction fee US$ 0.25

These are evaluation and Registry fees only. Consider carefully the costs for running a Registry.

13


Evaluation process at a glance

Evaluation Process at a Glance

Application Period

Module 1

Transition to Delegation

Module 5

Module 5

Initial Evaluation

Module 2

Module 2

Objections & Dispute Resolution

Module 3

Extended Evaluation

Module 2

String Contention

Module 4

Administrative check

Module 1

Processed by

ICANN & Third Parties

14


Draft final guidebook timelines

Draft - Final Guidebook Timelines

15-Apr-11

Final Scorecard & Guidebook extracts w/ “track changes” for

constituency comment

May 19-20

Board Retreat,

Istanbul

June 19-24th

41st Meeting –

Singapore

30-May-11

Post final Guidebook

18-Mar-11

SF/SV Board

Meeting

15-May-11

Close public comment

20-May-11

Proposed GAC-Board teleconference on Final Scorecard (Teleconference)

25-Mar-11

GAC feedback expected and will be taken into account

20-Jun-11

Board

Consideration


More information

More Information…

  • Applicant Guidebook

  • Factsheets

  • Global Events

  • Public Comments

  • Status Reports

  • more…

  • www.icann.org

  • New gTLD Program web-pages

  • Questions? Email us: [email protected]

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Thank you

Thank You

Tim Cole

Chief Registrar Liaison

ICANN

[email protected]


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